Nikodem’s One Step to Walk

Please help Just4Children provide Nikodem with the specialist therapies he needs to lead as full a life as possible.

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Please help Just4Children provide Nikodem with the specialist therapies he needs to lead as full a life as possible.

Nikodem is aged 2 from Poole. He was born with a cleft mouth and palate. After genetic tests it turned out that he had problems with chromosomes 14,15 and 21 which cause a delay in physical and mental development. We do not exactly know what the developmental prognosis is long term but Nikodem surprises us every day with new things that he learns. Currently, he can crawl and stand up. However, Nikodem needs to be provided with a sufficient number of rehabilitation hours so that he can be given a chance to walk!

As well as this, Nikodem is still non-verbal and needs the help of a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) in order to develop his speech and feeding skills. He has only learnt to eat from a spoon and suck from a bottle after the last surgery for cleft in October 2020.

Although, we do have some NHS appointments they are not regular enough to meet Nikodem’s needs and therefore Just4Children wants to raise funds for private therapies (physio and SLT).

I believe that with your help we will be able to provide Nikodem with everything that he needs to get the best chance to develop and be as independent as possible.